by Nicholas Laughlin
I am now starting to get the hang of things. I know where all my classes are, I’ve meet all my professors, and I have now started to get a routine down. Today was really my first official day of class. In all three of my classes today, my professors started lectures and giving us assignments. It still doesn’t feel real that school has started and that I am in college, but I’m sure in a couple of weeks it will hit me real hard.
As I walked to class this morning I picked up an issue of The University Star to see if my article was in it, and sure enough it was on the front page of the paper. The first article I have ever written for a publication was actually on the front page, with my name “Nicholas Laughlin, Special to The Star.” I thought that it would be on the inside of the paper but I never thought that it would actually be on the front page. It was a nice surprise and a good way to start my day.
In between my classes today, I was running to interviews for the next article that I am writing. As I was walking to one interview, I thought how cool it was that I have the opportunity to write for The Star because I meet so many faculty and staff that I normally wouldn’t see or even talk to.
After a long day of classes, a couple of my friends and I decided to change it up a bit and go out to eat instead of eating at the dining hall. We decided to eat at Garcia’s Mexican Food and it was amazing! The dining hall food is actually really good but there was something about going out to eat that was better. It was nice to have an actual Tex-Mex meal, something that I have been missing a lot. After dinner, we went to Sewell Park to play a little bit of soccer and swim in the river. It was only my second time since being here that I have been in the river, which is not okay. I love that it is literally down the street and that it’s always cold! It’s so refreshing after trudging around campus all day in the heat.
This week has gone by so fast that it has been hard to keep up. In a few more days, I will be done with my first week of college, which seems really crazy to me. I have really loved my time in San Marcos so far. Hopefully it keeps going up from here.